Our Animal Careers Programme

The ACP (Animal Careers Programme) is an exclusive employer-led employability programme within the animal care sector.  The ACP employability programme has been developed by some of the top animal care industry experts within the UK, since we launched in March 2018. Both our employer partners and referral partners have joined our mission to make the industry more inclusive, whilst supporting more jobseekers into paid employment, within animal care.


96% Success Rate!

96% of our learners successfully move on into employment

ACP is the only employability programme of its kind. Our programme has been built on real work-life experience, and is continually evolving to ensure it remains current and  ‘fit for purposeAs a result of our high-quality pre-employment training and dedicated in-work support, 96% of our learners naturally transition to secure sustainable employment within the animal care sector.


The ACP blends both virtual e-learning and hands-on physical training due to having a range of animals on our premises and a team of animal experts on hand throughout the UK.

Through years of combined experience, we recognised that with animal care, one size simply does not fit all. Each of our online and hands-on training modules (including our work experiences) have been specifically designed to assimilate the different animal care roles. These career pathways range anywhere from a pet shop assistant, an animal technician, a dog groomer, a livestock farmworker, a zookeeper, a veterinary nurse and many more. Each career path has it’s own specific training modules and in-work training log based on a particular role.

Who are the CPG family?


The ACP is a division of The Careers Programme Group (Careers PG). The Careers Programme Group are employability specialists that create industry-led training programmes which are unique in the marketplace, thanks to our own in-house team of industry experts. We are proud to have a team of highly experienced workers who have lived and breathed the roles themselves, who come with a wealth of industry knowledge between them within various positions within the animal care sector.


Our service delivery is a bespoke and translatable solution for what our employer partners require when it comes to finding and training new talent within animal care. The Animal Careers Programme has been running since March 2018 and was designed as an innovative ‘industry-led’ pre-employment programme.


Like with all CPG employability training models, our ACP programme includes custom made work experiences, to help promote inclusion for jobseekers within the UK. The CPG family are committed to improving people’s lives and have a strong background in supporting unemployed people, to achieve sustainable employment. By having our own in-house team of industry experts, we bridge the gap between both the employers and the local labour market, to create inclusive and more naturally diverse workforces. All our in-house trainers have been an integral part of building our pre-employability programmes by bringing their own perspective from their own ‘real-life’ work experiences.


Our employability programmes are proven to offer more inclusive routeways for new talent within the UK. All the programmes we create are built around positive work experiences, to support all kinds of job seekers to find sustainable employment. Our training programmes are designed to prepare new talent whilst showcasing their ability ‘on the job’ as opposed to generic recruitment methods which are often typically non-inclusive. All the learners that we enrol, will automatically have access to our employer-led training which has been recognised and supported via government funding. We are proud to be recognised as a business that is committed to doing good but what makes us shine, is our flair for getting it right.